What is a Frappuccino?
Frappuccino® is one of the best-selling beverage lines in the world-renowned coffee chain Starbucks. In 2012, the iconic coffee store had annual sales of $2 Billion just from the beverage line alone. This proves that the drink has truly become one of the staple drinks for Starbucks.
Where it all started
In the year 1993, there were two Starbucks partners that saw an opportunity for blended coffee drinks. They’ve noted that customers were looking for iced-blended drinks but were disappointed when they didn’t have any. Because of this, local partners of the iconic coffee chain began the development and started experimenting with an iced-blended beverage. The testing included the blending of simple ingredients such as milk, coffee, and espresso and innovated from there. The test was found successful, as it became an instant hit for the customers of Starbucks.
The coffee chain wanted a distinctive name for the new beverage that it had developed. In the year 1994, the Starbucks Company acquired the coffee retailing company called The Coffee Connection, based in Boston, where they also inherited the rights to use, market, and sell the blended drink Frappuccino a slushy and cold drink made with a soft-serve machine. Although the drink itself didn’t stay on the menu, the name was just right for the newly developed drink by the company.
Frappuccino® started to roll out in Starbucks stores in the spring of 1995 with its two first blends, the coffee and mocha flavors. It became a customer favorite, and through word of mouth, the new product quickly became a go-to drink for regular customers who shared it with their peers.
Now, there are more than thirty-six thousand different ways to enjoy blended beverages. As the coffee chain continues to expand to different countries and markets, more flavors are also being explored. The new blends prove to be culturally relevant not only in their respective markets but also worldwide. The blended beverage line Frappuccino® is now certainly a brand staple for everyone to love.
Java chip Frappuccino
The Java Chip Frappuccino is one of the highest-rated blended beverages on the menu at Starbucks. Some people even say that the drink is nostalgic to some extent because it brings up old memories for some. The drink is made with coffee and milk, mocha sauce, and Frappuccino chips, which are then blended with ice and topped with whipped cream with a generous amount of mocha drizzle to top it all off.
Nutrition per serving (Venti-Sized)
Each Venti serving of a Java chip Frappuccino has a total calorie count of five-hundred sixty, with a hundred ninety accounting for fat. A total of one hundred forty-five mg of caffeine, eighty-seven grams of total carbohydrates, three hundred and fifty mg of sodium, and fifty mg of cholesterol.
Can we customize a Java chip Frappuccino?
There are multiple ways for customers to modify their drinks for them to enjoy them more. These alternatives aren’t only available for the Java chip Frappuccino but also for all Frappuccino beverages. They can select from the array of milk available, decide on the intensity of the coffee, and even choose a combination of syrups and toppings that would best suit their preference. You can request nonfat or soy milk, which is lower in calories. You can also opt for the ‘light option’ with that; your drink will have approximately thirty-three percent lower calories than regular Frappuccinos. The option for less or no whipped cream is also available for everyone. Starbucks also offers sugar-free syrups; since Frappuccinos are generally sweet drinks, this option is great for people trying to cut down on sugar.
How much does it cost?
The blended beverage, just like all drinks available at Starbucks, is available in three different sizes; Tall, Grande, and Venti. The prices for the following sizes are listed below:
- Java Chip Frappuccino – Tall Four dollars and ninety-nine cents $4.99
- Java Chip Frappuccino – Grande Five dollars and forty-nine cents $5.49
- Java Chip Frappuccino – Venti Five dollars and seventy-nine cents $5.79
The drink might only be available in select stores, so make sure to check the official Starbucks website to see if the drink is available for you at the nearest local Starbucks store.